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Katsuta earns Toyoda plaudits

Katsuta earns Toyoda plaudits Toyota’s global boss believes Takamoto Katsuta’s shock WRC 2 victory at Rally Sweden brought his dream of an all-Japanese line-up at the WRC’s top level closer. Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, led the manufacturer back into the WRC last season after almost two decades away. He also invested in a development programme to take a young Japanese driver to the top. Katsuta’s remarkable win over reigning WRC 2 champion Pontus Tidemand on the Swede’s home roads was the biggest indicator yet that Toyoda’s vision could become reality. The 24-year-old held off Tidemand’s late charge to win by 4.5sec, prompting a...
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